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IPL 2020: ‘It does hurt’, Dhoni after their biggest defeat in IPL history


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has said that things aren’t going right from the second match of the tournament after their biggest defeat in terms of wickets in Indian Premier League (IPL) history yesterday against Mumbai Indians (MI).

IPL 2020: 'It does hurt', Dhoni after their biggest defeat in IPL history

“What you need to see is what are the things that are going wrong. Specially this year, it hasn’t been our year. Whether you lose by 8 or 10 wickets, it hardly matters, but where we are at this stage of the tournament, it does hurt. What you need to see is where we actually went wrong, right from the second game,”

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Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.

“There can be a 100 reasons, but one of the main things you ask yourself is whether you’ve played to the potential you’ve got no matter the conditions. When you put a good team on paper, have we done enough to back up the stats? And this year we haven’t.”

The 39-year old wicketkeeper batsman also said that luck has not been with them also in this year. All things are going to opposite direction. “It was more about the bowling. Rayudu got injured, the other batsman were maybe not there 200% and in cricket when you’re going through a tough phase, you need a bit of luck. The games we wanted to bat first, we haven’t won the toss, and there’s no dew and all of a sudden when we bat first there’s dew,” he said.

CSK are standing at the bottom of the point table with just 3 wins from 11 matches.

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